Posts filed under: Fair Trade

-Amy Crosswhite, PJC Fair Trade Store & Program Manager The 1999 song Testify by Rage Against the Machine is about the US media’s misrepresentation of world events. Frontman, Zach de la......
-Hannah Stump, former PJC Intern Content Warning: Sexual assault, abuse. Though slavery’s existence precedes written records, it is not a thing of the past. It is a dehumanizing practice still......
While the Peace & Justice Center’s store might appear to be a quaint gift shop, it is one of the most radical things we do. In our direct trade partnerships,......
-Hannah Stumpf, PJC Intern As technology advances, it becomes easier and easier for people and companies to interact on a worldwide scale. This concept is called globalization, and it has......
-Kristen Connors, former PJC staff I am thrilled to see more and more Fair Trade certified products on the grocery store shelves, and in other retail settings.  Not only are more Fair Trade certified......
-Kason Hudman, PJC Volunteer & Facilitator For people interested in resisting large corporations, the many sins of Amazon are discussed so often that it has almost become cliché. However, due......
-Kason Hudman, PJC Volunteer   The Halloween season is in the air! Goblins and ghouls are set to roam the streets as children get ready to dress up and go......
By Ashley Smith, Democratic Socials of America and PJC member What’s the cause of the so-called migrant crisis on the US border with Mexico? The Trump administration of course avoids......
-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director Because there have been so many powerful, global climate justice actions1 recently, we have been asked at the Peace & Justice Center on more than......
-Michaela Compo, PJC Fair Trade Intern The term environmental racism was coined by Benjamin Chavez to refer to the movement developed in the 1970’s and 80’s, but the idea can......
Hi! My name is Celine Girard and I’m looking forward to being the next Fair Trade and Volunteer coordination intern. I am an incoming junior at the University of Vermont.......
Join us for a screening of “Banana Land: Blood, Bullets, & Poison” on Wednesday, April 17, 7-9pm at the UVM Davis Center from 422. -Ariane Goldsmith, Fair Trade Intern After......
-Alex Rose, Volunteer Coordinator and Assistant Store Manager  Pierrevy Polyte is an artist, coffee farmer, and founder of a worker cooperative that now has more than 800 members. Pierrevy is......
Race has been used to justify exploitation since the beginning of colonization. From the Transatlantic Triangular Trade to Spanish conquistadors to the British East India Company, Europeans have repeatedly conquered......
The Peace & Justice Center, and affiliated groups are proud to announce the second Vermont Peace Conference: Building a World Beyond War, on Saturday May 12 from 9:30 – 4:30......
Adrienne Kinne is a ten-year Army Veteran and an 11-year peace activist, now the Vice President of the Veterans For Peace US National Board of Directors. She has also served......
If you’ve been into the Peace & Justice Center, you know how integral the three components of Racial Justice, Peacework, and Fair Trade Education are into all they do. While......
At 1:00 on Saturday, while Women’s March events worldwide were having a minute of silence for women’s equality, we had a minute of yelling — a wild rumpus! This was......
If you were out on Church Street this past Saturday, you were likely to have run into a mass of college students enthusiastically spreading the word about fair trade. This......
In partnership with St. Mike’s Civil Rights Alliance and Juntos. Learn basic information about globalization and how policies and practices have paved the way for huge companies to profit at......
Gearing up for Halloween this year, I wanted to pause and reflect about what “fair trade” really is and why we should care. Looking briefly to the past, the concept......
Love bananas? You are not alone! Bananas are the most widely consumed fruit in the North American and Europe, but do you know what goes into the cultivation of a......
Growing up poor in rural Vermont, I always knew that my family had less than some of my friends and the families on TV. I built assumptions based on my......
This presentation focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit......
Thursday, September 14 from 12-1pm, Understanding Fair Trade Labels is a presentation that breaks down the differences between Fair Trade Certifications, Fair Trade Membership Organizations, and Direct Trade to help......
The Peace & Justice Center partnered with Ben & Jerry’s at World Fair Trade Day last Saturday at Burlington’s farmer’s market. We were excited to share free ice cream but......
Please join us Thursday, June 8 from 11am-12 noon at the Peace and Justice Center (60 Lake Street Suite 1C Burlington, VT 05401) to learn about the the supply chain of the......
By Quinn DiFalco, PJC Fair Trade Intern There really is no better way to learn about and discuss fair trade than from the inside of an Equal Exchange banana suit.......
Please join us Saturday May 6th from 3-4pm at the Peace and Justice Center (60 Lake Street Suite 1C Burlington, VT 05401) to learn about the oppressive banana industry and fair......
Free Trade Agreements, or FTAs, can be complex and impact countries around the world and, in turn, the global economy. The impacts do not just effect the economy, however; beyond these economic......
Free Trade Agreements like NAFTA and TPP have a number of social, economic, and environmental consequences around the world. The Fair Trade movement poses an alternative to Free Trade and......
In 2001, eight of the largest chocolate companies signed the Harkin-Engel Protocol, which is an international agreement aimed at ending the Worst Forms of Child Labor (WFCL) and Forced Adult......
Do you know the differences between Fair Trade and Free Trade? With our world becoming increasingly globalized, it is more important than ever to understand how our trade practices impact......
Is socially responsible shopping more difficult and complex then you thought? We get that! There are many things to consider when making a purchase. Join Kristen Connors on Saturday, January......
Halloween is approaching! As the calendar nears one of my favorite holidays, I am anticipating it with a new and informed perspective that has developed into a prominent concern about......
Thursday, October 27th 5-6pm at the Peace & Justice Center. This presentation focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate,......
Come join the Peace & Justice Center to celebrate Fair Trade around with world at Burlington’s first outdoor Farmer’s Market of 2016! Come support and celebrate Fair Trade with free......
Thursday, September 10, 7pm, Roxy Theater, details below The documentary REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet follows “Reuse Pro” Alex Eaves’ cross-country adventure to the 48 contiguous U.S. states.......
Ever wonder why a banana from Central America costs a third of what an apple from Michigan costs? The new documentary Banana Land: Blood, Bullets and Poison attempts to answer......
  10am – 2pm Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, fair trade chocolate samples, fair trade banana smoothies, fair trade vendors and a performance by Jeh Kulu Drum and Dance......
Join us on Wednesday, October 22 (6:00pm – 7:30pm) for Beyond the Peel: Fair Trade Bananas with Equal Exchange at the Peace & Justice Center. According to the USDA, the......
Join us for tea and conversation with Sister Lucy Kurien. Sister Lucy is the founder of Maher Ashram in Pune, India which is one of the Peace & Justice Store’s......
BY Alissa Boochever, PJC Intern The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues to be secretly negotiated among certain members of the US Congress and 11 countries including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Japan, Malaysia,......
Remember that extraordinary confrontation? When 40,000 protestors, in November of 1999, occupied Seattle and brought the World Trade Organization Conference to its knees? Well, now, another trade battle is brewing.......
While news outlets are obsessed with reporting on the National Security Administration’s tactics, and Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning continue to be the subject of countless news articles, a suspiciously......
I had the great pleasure of witnessing a pivotal moment in my children’s lives at the National Zoo in Washington DC last February. We had traveled down for my partner......
A big thanks to Champlain College Student Sam Rogers for creating this!...
Alta Gracia Event Poster The Peace & Justice Center is teaming up with UVM’s Fashion Club and VSTEP for an exciting event on Wednesday, October 30th. Workers from Alta Gracia......
With so many Fair Trade labels out there, it can be hard to know what to buy. This guide should clear up the confusion! FLO/Fairtrade International: While the term “Fair......
Join the Peace and Justice Center and the Fair Trade Burlington Network on Saturday, May 11th from 11:00am – 1:00pm in City Hall Park in Burlington for a World Fair......
Fair trade countdown to Halloween! Keep checking our Facebook page and website for new fair trade practices, facts, and recipes now until Halloween! 10/30: Inspired by “The Dark Side of......
Guatemalan Artisan and director of UPAVIM, Angela Mercedes Bailon, is coming to not only one but TWO events this week! Make sure you stop by at least one of them!......
The “Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate” event on Saturday was a big success! Thank you to all of the businesses who supported the event and everyone who was able to attend. A......
Join us this Saturday, September 29th, for our Third Annual Fair Trade Business Forum at City Hall from 4p.m. to 6p.m.! The forum will focus on informing community members about......
Last week at our fair trade event for children at the PJC we read stories about children in India and children who moved from India to the United States. We......
Last week at our fair trade event for children we learned about the fair trade ingredients that are in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and what countries they were grown......
Last week we had our third Fair Trade event in our Children’s Series, based around the Environment. We watched the original Lorax movie, read a story about how we can......
FOURTH EVENT Theme: Ben & Jerry’s Fair Trade Ice Cream, Peace and Acceptance Date: July 26th Time: 10am Place: Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street Description: This fair trade......
Around 40% of the cocoa production is supplied by plantations in the Ivory Coast. In order to reduce production costs, farmers employ children in the plantations, lowering the cost of......
Global Exchange is sponsoring a protest in NYC today, June 8, to shine a light on the “dark side of chocolate”. Child labor, child slave labor and forced labor should......
The Peace & Justice Store is the perfect place to find your holiday gifts for everyone on your list. And you’ll get the warm fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting......